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# united-states - Yesterday’s News

'Bad boy of pharma' Martin Shkreli goes on trial for fraud US

'Bad boy of pharma' Martin Shkreli goes on trial for fraud

Martin Shkreli rose to infamy after raising the price of HIV drug Daraprim from $13.50 a pill to $750.

# united-states - Thursday 22 June, 2017

Donald Trump just had an idea -- Make the Mexican border 'a solar wall so it pays for itself' Bright Spark This post contains videos

Donald Trump just had an idea -- Make the Mexican border 'a solar wall so it pays for itself'

‘Pretty good imagination, right? My idea!,’ the US President said.

# united-states - Tuesday 20 June, 2017

'A great deal of fear' in Irish-American community after man arrested in Boston on immigration offences

John Cunningham was arrested on Friday for living illegally in the US.

# united-states - Sunday 11 June, 2017

US attorney general Jeff Sessions the next to face grilling over Russian interactions

Concerns have been raised about whether Sessions helped otherwise subvert the ongoing Russia-related investigations.

Footage shows moment woman chained up for two months by serial killer is rescued South Carolina This post contains videos

Footage shows moment woman chained up for two months by serial killer is rescued

South Carolina prosecutors released several videos, dozens of pictures and hundreds of pages of evidence against serial killer Todd Kohlhepp.

# united-states - Saturday 10 June, 2017

From The42 As it happened: US Eagles v Ireland, summer tour Liveblog

As it happened: US Eagles v Ireland, summer tour

We’re going minute-by-minute as Joe Schmidt’s young squad meet the USA in New Jersey.

# united-states - Wednesday 7 June, 2017

Fired FBI director James Comey says Trump urged him to drop investigation into Russia ties of former advisor

Comey said the president told him: “I need loyalty, I expect loyalty.”

# united-states - Wednesday 31 May, 2017

Trump planning to pull US out of Paris climate deal

A White House official told AP that Trump is expected to withdraw the United States from the Paris climate accord.

# united-states - Monday 29 May, 2017

North Korea has launched its third missile in three weeks

It’s the latest in a series of launches that have ratcheted up tensions over its nuclear weapons ambitions.

# united-states - Friday 26 May, 2017

US prisoner Tommy Arthur executed in Alabama after three decade legal battle

Arthur, who became known as the Houdini of death row, managed to evade his final sentence seven times.

# united-states - Wednesday 24 May, 2017

They've shared sharp words in the past, but today Donald Trump met Pope Francis

They've shared sharp words in the past, but today Donald Trump met Pope Francis

The private audience with the pontiff was preceded by a handshake for the cameras.

# united-states - Tuesday 23 May, 2017

'The greatest show on earth' has ended after 146 years

The circus had stopped using elephants last year but continued to use other animals.

# united-states - Tuesday 16 May, 2017

Trump says he had 'absolute right' to share information with Russians

The Washington Post reported Trump had shared “highly classified” information with Russian officials.

US accuses Syria of executing thousands of political opponents and burning their bodies in a crematorium

The allegation could test the Trump administration’s willingness to respond to atrocities, other than chemical weapons attacks.

# united-states - Saturday 13 May, 2017

Trump threatens to shut down daily press briefings 'for the sake of accuracy'

Trump’s statements, through a tweet and later television interview, threaten a Washington institution.

Armed man kills new police chief and two nursing home staff before being found dead

No nursing home residents were injured in the incident.

# united-states - Friday 12 May, 2017

'A herculean accomplishment': Trump administration congratulates itself over China trade deal

Relations between the two governments have been warmer than expected since Trump took over the presidency.

# united-states - Thursday 11 May, 2017

Poll: Will Trump see out his four-year term as US president? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Will Trump see out his four-year term as US president?

The US president has been embroiled in controversy in recent days.

'It is done, and I will be fine': Former FBI director writes farewell letter after Trump fires him

Comey was abruptly dismissed Tuesday by the Republican president, who said the issue was Comey’s inability to lead.

# united-states - Wednesday 10 May, 2017

'Nothing less than Nixonian': Democrats hit out after Trump fires head of the FBI

James Comey was told the FBI needed new leadership.

# united-states - Tuesday 9 May, 2017

Suspected killer of engaged Boston doctors is charged while lying in his hospital bed Long Arm Of The Law This post contains videos

Suspected killer of engaged Boston doctors is charged while lying in his hospital bed

Bampumim Teixeira was shot by police in the luxury apartment where the doctors were killed.

# united-states - Monday 1 May, 2017

Trump says he would be 'honoured' to meet with North Korea's Kim Jong-Un

Earlier, North Korea warned it can carry out a nuclear missile test ‘at any time and at any location’.

'Ok, it’s enough': Trump cuts short interview when pushed over Obama wiretap claim

Trump didn’t respond well to the interviewer’s line of questioning.

# united-states - Sunday 30 April, 2017

Six dead and dozens injured after storms and tornadoes hit US south

Videos from local television stations showed uprooted trees and overturned cars along the rural roadways.

# united-states - Friday 28 April, 2017

Arkansas execution spree ends after another man is put to death

The prisoner was seen to convulse 20 times before he died.

# united-states - Thursday 27 April, 2017

Passenger dragged off United Airlines plane reaches settlement for undisclosed amount

The settlement means United will not face the lawsuit that many observers expected.

# united-states - Monday 24 April, 2017

'That's fantastic': Record-breaking astronaut receives congratulatory call from Donald Trump

The International Space Station’s commander surpassed the record of 534 days, two hours and 48 minutes for most accumulated time in space.

# united-states - Sunday 23 April, 2017

'The depression was just gone': People are microdosing LSD to try to improve their lives

Microdosing acid is becoming increasingly popular in the US.

New York trials birth control for rats to tackle massive rodent population

Officials are now preparing to launch a trial of a liquid bait which will make the rats infertile.

# united-states - Friday 21 April, 2017

US forces say they have killed man responsible for Istanbul nightclub attack

The attack on1 January left 39 people dead.

# united-states - Monday 17 April, 2017

North Korea is 'ready to react to any mode of war desired by US'

When US President Donald Trump was asked for his thoughts on North Korea, he reportedly replied “Gotta behave”.

US police hunt man who broadcast murder on Facebook

Officials say the suspect shot a 74-year old Robert Godwin Sr at random on Easter Sunday.

# united-states - Friday 14 April, 2017

What is the 'Mother of All Bombs'?

Here’s what the bomb – dropped by the US on Afghanistan yesterday – involves.

# united-states - Thursday 6 April, 2017

'The nuclear option': Senate Republicans ditch tradition to ensure Trump's Supreme Court pick gets through

From this point on, any effort in the Senate to hold up a presidential nominee can be overcome with a simple majority.

The Pentagon is briefing Donald Trump on military options for Syria

Rex Tillerson has meanwhile called on Bashar al-Assad to be removed.

# united-states - Friday 24 March, 2017

Trump to Republicans: Pass health care bill today or I'm moving on

The American Health Care Act has faced trouble passing through Congress.

# united-states - Sunday 19 March, 2017

Germany hits back at Trump claim that it 'owes vast sums of money'

“There is no account where debts are registered with NATO,” the German Defence Minister said.

Out of prison and then back in: This unique US programme aims to break the cycle

Participants are assigned to work crews and can only advance to more sophisticated job training if they go 60 days without an absence.

Man arrested after White House 'bomb scare'

President Donald Trump was away in Florida at the time of the incident last night.

# united-states - Saturday 18 March, 2017

Donald Trump takes Twitter aim at Germany and claims it owes 'vast sums of money'

Trump wants Germany and other nations to contribute more to Nato.

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